Rainbow Headband Made of What? Duck Tape!

A fun project you can do in a matter of 10 mins! At least that is how I feel about this duck tape project. While we were making our duck tape bracelets I made a longer piece and it turned into this cute headband!

I actually had fun making these duck tape projects. We may just have to find some more things to make with duck tape n the near future. I hope you have as much fun as we did making them.

Making your Duck Tape Headband

Start with a cute piece of duck tape. You may want to measure your head before so you cut it just right. No wasting duck tape that is cute Right?

Once you have it cut you will need to fold it in half.

Then you will punch holes out of each end, a little in from the end so it doesn’t  break easily. Look at the picture below for a better idea.

Now you can add the ribbon. I put the ribbon through the holes on both ends and slid it on my head. After that, I tied it closed.  You may want a longer piece of ribbon so it is easier to get on and off.

Now You Have a cute headband and a lot of leftover duck tape. Maybe you could surprise your friends with one.

I think this would be a cute project for a girls birthday party. Or a princess party.  Unfortunately, I will never have a princess party at my house.  We do have other fun parties though.

Items you will need!

This contains affiliate links keep in mind when you purchase something I get a small commission at no cost to you.  Buying from my links helps support my family and this blog. So I appreciate every purchase you do from my links.

  1. Cute or cool duck tape
  2. scissors
  3. hole punch
  4. ribbon

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Building Our Wayfair Entertainment Center

For months I searched and searched trying to find the perfect fireplace entertainment center for our living room. I went the usual route of checking all the local furniture stores around us. None of them had anything in a style I wanted. Most had the cherry wood look or a plain white. I wanted something more rustic or just pretty looking.

So online I went Amazon, Walmart, etc. Then I came across Wayfair. I kept thinking why didn’t I look at Wayfair sooner I am an affiliate after all!
They have so many to choose from cute farmhouse, rustic, plain, cherry, etc. Then I came across the one we bought which was McCrea media 58″ with fireplace. I have attached the link to the tv stand on the words. This is an affiliate link keep in mind when you purchase something from my website I get a small commission at no cost to you. It also helps support my blog.

You can also purchase other entertainment centers from the Wayfair link below.

Click here for other Wayfair entertainment centers.

Ordering

I was kind of leery about ordering online not being able to see it in person. All I can say is this is good quality. It is heavy and not hard to build. Which looking at the specs online the weight is what sold us. With weight sometimes it can tell you a lot when it comes to furniture this one weighed over 150lbs. Now if we had seen something that weighed 30lbs I probably would have of passed.

If you are used to building IKEA furniture this is not a big deal to build. It took me about 2 hours to build it from start to finish by myself. The part that took the longest was attaching the back. You have like 40 small screws to screw in.

It came in 3 boxes I had to pull it all out before I could start.

Step One

Follow the directions that come with the entertainment center. For the first step, you take the bottom piece and put on the four walls.

 

Step Two

Now you will want to put on the middle long piece.

Step Three 

You will want to put the next walls on it.

Step Four

Now you will add the top piece on.So on this part, you will need to use a small screwdriver the top part wasn’t long enough for a regular screwdriver.

Step Five

You will add on the front doors I missed a picture of this. Then you will screw on the back there are a lot of screws to this part.

Step Six

The last step is to screw in the fireplace.

Final Look!

In all, I love this entertainment center and the fireplace makes it’s so much better.

 

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So after going through our valentines decor, I realized we really don’t have much. Last year I created our wing heart decor for our front door and I loved it. I figured this year our front door needed a little bit more pizazz. Looking at Christmas pictures on Pinterest last month I kept seeing the cute decor around the door I thought I could do something cute for our door for valentines. So here it is.

This is a simple build. I bought a few things from the dollar store and order hearts from Amazon. Attached below are the items I purchase and attached are affiliate links. Keep in mind when you buy from one of my affiliate links I get a small commission at no cost to you. It also helps support my blog.

What you will need

  1. hearts
  2. red and pink paint, paintbrush, water etc.
  3. nautical rope
  4. ribbon
  5. hot glue
  6. small string

How you make the valentines heart decor

First

You will want to paint your hearts. I used pink, red, and white paint to paint my hearts.

Second

You will want to cut the nautical rope to fit around the door. It helped using an inside door to hold the rope up.

Third

Hot glue small pieces of string to the backs of the hearts so you can tie them on the nautical rope. Then you will want to space out the hearts on the rope.

Fourth

Cut and tie the ribbon on the nautical rope. I filled in all the spaces between the hearts.

Fifth

Now you can put some nails around your door frame and attach the decorated rope around the door.

Final look of the valentines door decor

I love how this turned out. It gave our door a little bit more

 

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Love This Look! Sputnik Room!

Love This Look! So by now, you are probably catching on that I am in love with all the rooms in the parade of homes.  I still cannot get over this light fixture in this room! Hello, Sputnik, you are my new favorite and I need to find a way to make you work in our house 🙂 Where the light fixture and walls are so dramatic you have to keep the other parts of the room simple. This room has a lot of grays and whites to keep the person looking up. I love how they added a fuzzy comfy blanket to the end of the bed. I don’t think white would work in our house, kids ruin white for parents! This contains affiliate links please see my disclosure for more info.

Love This Look! Sputnik Room!

 

  1. Sputnik Light 2.Pendant lights 3. Glass Nightstand 4. White Bench 5. white bedding 6. Fuzzy Fur Blanket 7. Geometric pillow 8. Light Gold pillow 9. Gray Rug  10. modern bed

Other features of the room dark ceilings, feature wall. Recreating this wall would be pretty expensive but well worth it for the pizazz!

If only we could all live in lavish homes enjoying our well put together rooms. I can only inspire to have an amazing room like this one day.

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Love this look! Get this room!

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Love This Bedroom Look!

Loving this bedroom all around look. They have taken the flower pillows and matched it with the floral rug. Mixing the geometric pattern with flower pattern through the room with the mirrors nightstand and even the lamps. I love they used the gray in the fur pillow and the baby blue in the throw blanket to all work with the pink blanket. I haven’t found all the components this room. I have no idea what the lamps would be called and looked all over. I also had a hard time finding some same nightstands but the essence of the room is below of what I found. 

1.Black canopy Bed 2. 3 Drawer Night stand. 3. Square circle mirror. 4. Flower rug. 5. Light Pink Blanket.

6. Flower Pillow. 7. Geometric pillow. 8. Glass Lamp. 9. Furry Pillow. 10 Light blue throw.

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Life Struggles of The Working Mom

life struggles of the working mom

I have days where I feel like super mom and others where I just want to cry at my desk at work. Sometimes I really struggle to be a working mom. The option to be a stay at home mom has never really been an option. If we want a house, vehicles, travel I have to work so we can afford to do and have nice things. There are ways anyone could make it work and struggle but I’d rather let my kids have the option to do sports, have nice things, and do things I wasn’t able to do.

I grew up poor and was never able to do dance or sports, go on a nice vacation, go to movies, etc. Our clothes growing up were bought second-hand stores most of the time. New things were bought on sale at a cheap price. Don’t get me wrong I still love shopping at thrift stores and so do my children. Clearance is the first place I check for things but having an option to spend a little more on something new and nice is awesome. Here is a list of some of the things I struggle with and think most moms probably do.

life struggles of the working mom

Life Struggles of the Working Mom

  1. Summer vacation

    For a working mom it’s non-existent my kids get to go to daycare while I am at work dealing with crazy people.  Watching other moms go to local events that are only during the day. Our city does an education type thing at the local library. Guess who can’t go at noon to an event because I work till 3:30 every day?

  2. Daycare

    Making sure your kids are being taken care of while you are at work is always a worry. We had an amazing babysitter when my kids were younger but she had to move far away. Trust me if she would have stayed or moved closer to my work I would of went with her. I cried the day she told me she had to quit because they were moving.  Then we had a sweet Spanish lady watch our boys she was clean and nice and fed the kids well. They had a hard time being there because they were the only ones with occasionally her grandkids.

    They are now at a big daycare center which is good for social aspect learning. It was just hard to go to the big center because I felt they didn’t have as much one on one time. I do feel a little different about it now the ladies that work they are so good with my boys and they love all the friends they make. It’s always hard to know if your kids are being well taken care of with a babysitter you hear of horror stories all the time and it freaks you out.

  3. Playdates

    Um unless you want to do a playdate between 4 and 5 they don’t happen at our house. I’m a lucky one and get home by 4:15 every day but we also leave at 6 am. It’s hard to see other friends with or without kids hanging out enjoying the day with each other.

  4. PTA

    Nope couldn’t even if I wanted to because guess what time the meetings are at? 10 am on a work day. I can’t go to work 30 mins away for a few hours, drive 30 mins to school, then 30 mins back to work. It would end up being 2 and a half hours gone for 1 meeting.

  5. Things Break in your house

    So when your garage door breaks and they are like we can come out today at 12 can you do that? Huh well, I work so let’s schedule it 2 to 3 weeks out when my husband has a weekday off. In the mean time, I am dragging kids and myself through the front door with all our crap.

  6. Sick Kids-

    If we have a sick kid both my husband and I have to decide who has to miss work usually it’s me so it kills my PTO fast. Normally I am lucky to have 5 days of 15 days for actual fun or to do PTO.

    You get called from school or daycare with your kid is sick so it takes you 40 mins to get home and your poor kid has to suffer at school/daycare until you get there.

  7. Daycare Closed-

    You have to take PTO because who else can watch your kids when everyone you know works.

  8. Summer camp

    Unless it’s done by daycare my kids don’t go to summer camp because it starts usually at 8 am or later and is over with by 3 pm while my works hours are 7 am to 3:30 pm 🙁

  9. Helping in Class

    When you child wants you to come and help in class because all the other moms do. You have to decline or just send store bought crap because you can’t even if you wanted to.

  10. Presentations and programs

    When you can make it, it’s usually to the program. When our children do presentations I usually just sent them with a good luck you will do good. Although working for a tech company I do have the skills to make some cool slideshows so they maybe a little better if the teacher allows it 🙂

  11. Feeling like you can’t relax-

    After working a full day I just want to come home and clear my head. Honestly most days I don’t feel like I can. As soon as I walk in the door the dirty dishes, clothes, floors, animals are all staring me in the eyes. So going and just enjoying a show is hard because I need to clean up the house or my kids need mommy loves etc. When we have sports it’s straight to the stove to cook dinner before we go. Most of the time when we are doing sports I am not even prepared for dinner so we end up eating out. We eat out maybe more than we should because I just don’t have time.

  12. Free Things 

    Places give away free things like a free slurpy, free entree, etc. Now if you wake up early enough you might be able to grab one if they are open. Going on a quick break wouldn’t work because the lines would be way too long. Once you get off work get kids etc you are usually too late and they are sold out. I wished I could just go whenever it not be too busy and get a free thing but life doesn’t work that way. We tried to get the free slurpy on slurpy day and missed it they had stopped giving them away. Dang 🙁

While I struggle with all these things sometimes being a working mom is well worth it. My children get to have interactions with other children their own age at daycare. I get to socialize and use my intellect at work. Cool vacations are a must every few years. We have a nice house and some nice belongings. My children seem pretty happy for the most part. Yes, I do hear them complain about having to go to daycare, school, etc but who doesn’t. Sometimes I don’t want to go to work but I have to.

I know the other end of this stay at home moms have their own struggles and I have read a lot of articles on it so I feel you. Things aren’t always greener on the other side!

Who doesn’t wish I could do a little more for my children, home, pets but there is a limit to how much we can do. It’s hard to find the perfect balance of work and play. From the outside, it may seem like I’ve got it all figured out but I promise I don’t.

Love This Look! Sputnik Light Fixtures

So I may have found a new love in light fixtures. After visiting the parade of homes this year I fell in love with the sputnik light fixtures. My favorite is the first picture below.

Sputnik Light Fixture Style

Here are some pictures I took of the light fixtures I saw while on the tour.  For an index of the homes, builders, subcontractors visit my page here.

Evolution Home

Mezza Home

The Josephine

 

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dable range.

  1. Chrome  2. Semi Flush 3. Axis Chandelier 4. Elegant lighting  5. Euro Janae 6. Elegant (cheaper) 7. Sunwe  Light  8. Y Decor 9. Decomust

I love these and hope you find some love in them too! In person they are amazing!

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Utah Valley Parade of Homes 2017

Here is a list of the houses we saw this year with the parade of homes this is more of an index of the houses, builders, specs etc. We did not visit all 30 of them so this is the 16 we saw. Now if I ever got paid to do something like this I would gladly go and do all 30 🙂 One can only dream right! I’m going to be doing future love this look posts so keep an eye out for them. There were so many neat things each house had that I loved. I may have been a little obsessed with light fixtures this year.

My Real Estate Agent gave us the parade of homes tickets she had in a giveaway. If anyone is out there looking for a Utah County Real Estate agent you can’t go wrong with Angie Fisher she is an amazing agent!

Parade of Homes 2017

House 1

Laurel Home located in woodland hills

Builder split rock fine homes

Subcontractors: Bedrock Quartz, Bullfrog Spas, Burton Lumber, cutting edge closets, Hamilton Park Interiors, High Mountain Timbers, Honey Bucket, Jones Paint & Glass, Overhead doors of Utah Valley, Pella Windows and Doors, Premier Building Supply, Robertson Cabinets, Stone Mountain Castings & Design, Ted Hone Excavating,

House 2

Baneberry Home in Woodland Hills

Builder is Split Rock Fine Homes

Subcontractors: Bedrock Quartz, Bullfrog Spas, Burton Lumber, Cutting Edge Closets, Ferran Building Systems, Hamilton Park Interiors, High Mountain Timbers, Honey Bucket, Jones Paint & Glass, OverHead Door of Utah Valley, Pella Windows & Doors, Premier Building Supply, Robertson Cabinets, Stone Mountain Castings & Design

 

House 3

Kate Home in Mapleton

Builder is Arive Homes

Subcontractors: A Company, Acute Engineering, Andersen Windows & Doors, Creative Granite & Design, GE, Maple Landing Cabinets, Mountain Land Design, Overhead Door of Utah Valley, Premier Building Supply, RB Construction, Stonehenge Fence, Sunroc Building Materials, USI All Purpose Windows & Doors, Wasatch Truss

House 4

Chateau Blanc Located in Mapleton

Builder is  Brinkerhoff Custom Construction

Subcontractors: BMC West, Burton Lumber, Carbide Construction, Construct Builders, Ferran Building Systems, Hansen All-Season, Hardware Essentials, Inouye Design, J&S Intermountain Siding & Home Improvement dba Holliman Siding & Home Improvement, Lighting Specialist, Maple Mtn Fireplace, Mountain Land Design, Pella Widows & Doors, Reed’s Built-Ins, Rose Concrete Coatings, S&J Cabinets, Stiner Painting, Sunroc Building Materials, The Stone Shop, Zions Bank.

House 5

Legacy Dream Located in Orem

E & L Custom Homes

Subcontractors: ABC Supply Co, Alside Supply, Burton Lumber, Central Bank, Hearth & Home, Osmond Designs, Overhead Door of Utah Valley, Page Drafting & Design, RC Wiley, USI All Purpose Windows & Door.

 

House 6

Eight located in Orem

Builder is Sweetwater Homes

Subcontractors: A Company, BMC West, Central Bank, Contractor Resource, Creative Granite & Design, Galaxie Lighting, Hanson All Seasons, Hearth & Home, Kyco Services, Mountian Land Design, Natalie Mies Design, Quality Craft.

House 7

The Box Elder Residence Located in Alpine

Builder is Concept Builders LLC

Subcontractors: Bedrock Quartz, BMC West, Builders First Source, C&C Mechanical, Castle Rock Interior Solutions, Clegg Steel, Columbia Millworks, Construct bulders, Cutting Edge Closets, General Construction & Development, Harris Architecture, Ivy Interiors, KB Design, LEI Consulting Engineers & Surveyors, Lighting Specialist, Mountain Land Design, Mountainland Supply, Premier Building Supply, Prime 3 Windows, Rose Concrete Coatings, S&J Cabinets, Smith Hardware & Glass, Sparky Boys Electric.

 

House 8

Mezza Located in Alpine

Builder is Raykon Construction

Subcontractors: Anderson Windows & Doors, BMC West, Columbia Millworks, Design by Craig Veenker, Dunrite Playgrounds, Galaxie Lighting, Hearth & Home, Honey Bucket, J&S Intermountain Siding & Home Improvement dba Holliman Siding & Home Improvement, JAB Marble & Granite, Jones Paint & Glass, Kodiak Bulders, Landforms Design, Maple Mtn Fireplace, Mountainland Designs, National Flooring Brokers, Overhead door of Utah Valley, Rose Concrete Coatings, Smith Hardware & Glass, Taylor Masonry, Teresa Adams Designs, Tile Solutions, The Stone Shop, Zions Bank.

House 9

Deer Crest Circle Located in Alpine

Builder is Raykon Construction

Subcontractors: BMC West, Builders First Source, Columbia Millworks, Craig Kitterman & Associates Architects, DBD Plumbing, Ferran Building Systems, Galaxie Lighting, Hansens All Seasons, Hearth & Home, Honey Bucket, J&S Intermountain Siding & Home Improvement dba Holliman Siding & Home Improvement, JAB Marble & Granite, Kodiak Builders, Liv Designs Collective, Lowry Doors, Maple Mtn Fireplace, Mountain Land Designs, Mountainland Supply, National Flooring & Brokers, Overhead Door of Utah Valley, Pella Windows & Doors, Rose Concrete Coatings, Smith Hardware & Glass, Sparky Boys Electic, Stone Mountain Castings & Design, Taylor Masonry, Zions Bank.

House 10

The Josephine Located In Highland

Builder is Emerald Homes

Subcontractors: ABC Supply Co, Acute Engineering, Anderson Windows & Doors, BMC West, Emerald Homes, Hearth & Home, High Country Constructions & Painting, Kyco Sevices, Lighting Design Company, Mr. Carpet, Premier Building Supply, Staker Parson Companies.

House 11

Old World Chateau located in Highland

Builder is Titan Construction

Subcontractors: Big Fish Automation, BMC West, Central Bank, Epic Painting, Geneva Rock, Hansen All Seasons, Hardware Essentials, Hearth & Home, Honey Bucket, Inouye Designs, JAB Marble & Granite, Mountian Land Design, Pinnacle Garage Doors, Rocky Mountain Window & Door.

House 12

The Evanson Located in Lehi

Builder is Timber Creek Construction

Subcontractors: All Star Garage Doors, Bedrock Quartz, BMC West, C&R Stone World, Five Star Building Materials, Geneva Rock, Honey Bucket, Jones Paint & Glass, K-Tech Plumbing, Maple Mtn Fireplace, Mountian Land Designs, Osmond Designs, Rockwell LLC, Rock Mountain Window & Door, Steiner Painting, Sunroc Building Materials, Whitewater.

House 13

Calders Cottages located in Pleasant Grove

Builder is Hatfield Homes

Subcontractors: A Company, ABC Supply Co, Alpha Interiors, Builders First Source, Central Bank, Clydeco Building Supplies, Columbia Millworks, Hearth & Home, Jones Mechanical, Pella Windows and Doors, Staker Parson Companies, SW Morgan Fine Home Design, Trash Unlimited.

House 14

Cascade Estate located in Orem

Davies Design Build

Subcontractors: All Star Garage, BMC West, Builders First Source, Castle Rock Interior Solutions, C&C Mechanical, Columbia Millworks, Harris architecture, Mountain Land Design, Premier Building Supply, Redwood Engineering, S&J Cabinets, Smith Hardware & Glass, The Stone Shop, Tri-Tex Construction Group.

House 15

The Remodel 1989-2017 located in Provo

Builder is European Company Inc.

Subcontractors: Four Chairs Funiture, Gardiner’s Concreate Coatings, Mountain Land Kitchen & Bath.

House 16

Evolution located in Orem

Builder is Ezra Lee Design + Build

Subcontractors: CIC Foundations, Columbia Millworks, Decorative landscaping, Ferran Building Systems, Five Star Building Products, Hearth & Home, J&S Intermountain Siding & Home Improvement dba Holliman Siding & Home Improvement, Jeske Glass, Jones Mechanical Marwood Designs, Mountain Land Designs, National Flooring Brokers, Pella Windows & Doors, Rose Concrete Coatings, Sunroc Building Materials, The Stone Shop, Zions Bank.

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7 Reasons Why I love Being a Mom of Boys

mom of boys

I love being a mom of boys. Below is 7 of 100 ‘s of reasons why I love it. I always thought I would love having a daughter but after having boys I’d never trade it for anything.  My boys are my everything!

 Mom of Boys 7 reasons why I love them!

Never Dull

Life is never dull with my boys it can be dead silent and one of them farts or says something funny. You learn to laugh even though its poop, fart, pee all the TIME! The other day my oldest came running in the house half crying saying his brother peed on him. I was half laughing as he turned around and he had pee all the way down his back. I asked him what happened and he said my brother said he was going to pee and he would pee on me if I didn’t move. We’ll we know what happened! Let’s just say he was tossed into the tub right away.

Full of love

You can spend all day telling them to stop touching each other and fighting but at the end of the day we always have cuddles and watch a show or talk about our day. My boys always love when I hug them, hold them, kiss them and tickle them. Usually, the end of the day is the best for this.

Adventures

We love going on adventures like hiking to an area in the woods, digging holes in the dirt, riding 4 wheelers, going to soccer games, playing in the water.  Boys are carefree and you can get dirty clothes most of the time not ruining them. Just no white shirts please they look the worst before any other color.  Usually, my boy’s clothes have dirt and holes in them at all times as a mom you just learn to deal with it.

Clothes

It’s so easy to get them clothes most clothes match and aren’t too expensive. Unless its plaid on aplaid my son tried to mix plaid shorts and a plaid shirt the one day I was like wow buddy you need to change one or the other it’s too much! Picture green larger plaid shorts and blue smaller plaid shirt it was like looking in a kaleidoscope.

Fun

They are so fun we can just go out in the back yard and play games any game really. They love to move around and let energy out. Which helps me stay active when I play with them outside. I don’t know if other boys are like my boys but when we play video games (xbox) we stand holding our controller and jumping around.

Love learning

My boys love to learn new things constantly so if we can use our hands to make something creative they love it. We have fun making dinner, creating fun little games, airplanes, slime, drawing, painting, etc. Educational tv, my kids love learning about dinosaurs, mysteries at the museum, magic, super why, etc.

My oldest can’t wait to start learning how to play an instrument and learn a new language I kind of want to do it with him too. I encourage learning in our house and love they love it too.

Sports

Oh, what mommy doesn’t love to go and watch your son play sports. I love to cheer on my little guys it makes me so proud to see them having fun and learning teamwork while they do. Also, seeing them smile and look for you when they make the goal or get an awesome shot. It makes me so proud to see them excelling and learning new things.

I hope everyone that is a mom of boys can enjoy this post. I would probably gloat if I was a mom of girls too! I am not so I have no idea what its like to have a daughter I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy my boys.

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Please note while I do DIY and tutorials I am by no means a professional please read through each post carefully and consult a professional when needed.  I will not be responsible for injuries or damages while following a tutorial from my site. All tutorials are done at your own risk. Please be safe and smart while doing projects.